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    definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Dear Members,

    I need some help with a title of a course essay I am working on: 1) does it look grammaticaly correct? 2) is it comprehansible? thanks

    The Horizons of Sustainability and Individual Ethics

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Hello otaku, and welcome to the forum.
    Can you tell us briefly what the essay is about?

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Hello teechar, and thank you for your reply. Briefly, I am analysing routines and discources related to utiizaton of the life support system at the Intenational Space Station, looking at how the idea of sustainability fasions human conduct.

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by otaku View Post
    Hello teechar, and thank you for your reply. Briefly, I am analysing routines and discourses related to utilization of the life-support system at the International Space Station, looking at how the idea of sustainability fashions human conduct.
    To me, the title of your essay would sound better with the definite article.

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Hello teechar,

    You were very helpful indeed! Would you cosider checking another one? Ideological interpellation: (the) Intimacy of (a/the) voluntary compliance. This paper addresses the issue of individualization of power relationships in the way it was presented by French philosophy of 1960th. many thanks

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by otaku View Post
    Hello teechar,

    You were very helpful indeed! Would you mind cosider checking another one? Ideological interpellation interpretation/interpolation: the Intimacy of (a/the) voluntary compliance. This paper addresses the issue of individualization of power relationships in the way it was presented by French philosophy of the 1960s. Many thanks.
    See above.
    Note that "a/the voluntary" compliance are possible but unlikely. More context is needed to determine that. I suspect "voluntary compliance as it is should be okay.

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    I really appreciate that. Usage of artiles is a real trouble for me, but apparenty not the only one. :) It was a strange word indeed - interpellation - coming directly from psychoanalysis

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by otaku View Post
    interpellation
    I stand corrected. "Interpellation" is a word.

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    Hello teechar!

    One more question of the same nature, if you don't mind :) Thank you in advance for your consideration!
    The description of the project, however, lasks (a) clear problem formulation, (an) adequate theoretical framework, anchoring in relevant previous research and (a) rigor methodology
    I'm not sure that artices are needed at all here, but let's see what experts say.

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    Re: definite or indefinite article (if needed)

    I would use "a clear formulation of the problem", "an adequate theoretical framework", and "a rigorous methodology".

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